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RE: mozilla on alpha - .deb hangs, self-compiled also faulty

I had a similar problem after installing the rpm on a RH 6.2 system for
a few Mozilla builds including 0.9.5. I had previously tried running the
Tru64 Netscape 4.7x binaries without luck. I found that if I deleted my
".netscape" directory, Mozilla started right up without a hitch. I
haven't used it a lot, but it seems pretty stable for me so far.

Jeff Donsbach

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jurriaan on Alpha [mailto:thunder7@xs4all.nl]
> Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 6:55 AM
> To: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Subject: mozilla on alpha - .deb hangs, self-compiled also faulty
> I'm running Debian (testing) on my PWS500au (1.5 Gb ram, 45 Gb disks).
> The only thing I'm missing to dump my x86 system is a graphical
> web-browser. links and lynx are very nice, and I use them daily, but
> they're not always the first choice.
> I run the latest XFree (4.1.0-9) on a Matrox Millennium II with 8 Mb,
> with fvwm95 as window-manager.
> So I downloaded Mozilla M18-3 via apt. It starts, then hangs. 
> This seems
> to be a common problem, I found more people having this problem on the
> www. Then I deceided to put all that memory and diskspace to good use
> and compile mozilla (0.9.5) myself. Given the following 
> .mozconfig file
> ac_add_options --disable-tests
> ac_add_options --disable-debug
> ac_add_options --enable-strip-libs
> ac_add_options --disable-mailnews
> ac_add_options --enable-optimize
> and the following ./configure options:
> ./configure --without-debug-modules --enable-optimize
> --disable-trace-malloc --disable-jsd --disable-logging
> --disable-mailnews --disable-debug
> it compiles without errors.
> If I then go to dist/bin and type ./mozilla I get a 
> mozilla-window, but
> it doesn't know anything about my window-manager - it's just a window,
> and I can only resize it via the file menu.
> Is there a special trick to get it to behave like a normal program,
> where the bottom right corner changes the mouse to a resize cursor and
> allows dragging to resize? I've twiddled with a few configure options,
> but recompiling this monstrosity takes quite some time, and it didn't
> work out.
> Thanks,
> Jurriaan
> -- 
> There was an uncomfortable silence. When Fisher finally spoke 
> again, her
> voice was calm and cold and very deadly. "When this is all 
> over, there's
> going to be an accounting between me and Commander bloody Glen."
> 	Simon R Green - Guard against Dishonour
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